>Steam: Almost $1 Billion In Revenues In 2010


According to an estimate done by the Research and Analysis division of Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC (FADE); Steam brought in an estimated $970 Million USD during 2010, with December’s total rounding out at an estimated $230 Million alone. What this essentially means is that the digital distribution method of delivering PC games to players around the world which has been a hot button issue at times over the last couple of years is not only a proven method of choice but also a healthy growing market. While there are still many players whom prefer the experience of going to a brick and mortar retailer, the growth seen in 2010 in digital distribution shows where the future is leading.

Included in the release regarding this report, here’s the top selling titles by their estimated gross revenue in 2010.


Top Selling Titles, by Estimated Gross Revenues in 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision) – $98.2 Million USD

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) – $39.4 Million USD

Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) – $36.0 Million USD

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts) – $25.4 Million USD

Sid Meier’s Civilization V (2K Games) – $21.9 Million USD

Portal (Valve) – $20.0 Million USD

Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks) – $17.0 Million USD

Metro 2033 (THQ) – $13.4 Million USD

Mafia II (2K Games) – $11.9 Million USD

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (THQ) – $10.8 Million USD

I can only see digital distribution getting even more popular in the future. Seems like Steam had the right idea back in 2004. I love valve and I’m glad they are experiencing so much success.

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24 Responses to >Steam: Almost $1 Billion In Revenues In 2010

  1. >Wow, they're really making some serious green over there! O_o

  2. trippinkets says:

    >im glad they are making a lot of money, i support everything they do.

  3. ec92 says:

    >Damn, now Ep3 will never come out.

  4. mrecan says:

    >amazing success

  5. Rawr says:

    >that's a lot of money!?!

  6. Jamie Madrox says:

    >I'm an admitted Valve fanboy and I'm amazed by this success.Steam had a rocky start, but I fell in love with it pretty much immediately…and I'm glad it's been doing as well as it has been!

  7. The Champ says:

    >So Valve's system only gets its game to 3rd place

  8. ZSPN says:

    >You have to love COD haha.

  9. Con Queso says:

    >I'm surprised portal made that much money actually. It was packaged in the Orange Box so I thought it would've been 2nd to Team Fortress 2

  10. G says:

    >That's a phenomenal amount of $s

  11. Brut says:

    >I love Steam. Can't wait till Portal 2

  12. Choms1337 says:

    >1 bilion $$$$ ?!and next year COD own :/

  13. >I knew video games sold like hot cakes, but I had no idea they were that lucrative. I'm in the wrong business!

  14. thenitefalls says:

    >Steam is one of the best companies they deserve this 😀

  15. Les says:

    >good to hear the industry is flourishing, and I can't think of anyone better than Valve to reap the rewards.

  16. Jamie says:

    >Wow, that it a lot of cash. Valve must be making a nice profit with this!

  17. Metatron says:

    >Damn. Should have gotten into the industry. How does one become a story/character creator? That's what I wanna know.

  18. rickysha says:

    >I thought PC gaming was dead?!?!?!

  19. Alan says:

    >Things like this make me buy games rather than pirate them.

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